Henry wants Bordeaux job, says Wenger

Thierry Henry is currently the assistant coach of the Belgium national team. (Reuters pic)

AJACCIO: Arsène Wenger is in no hurry to return to coaching but the former Arsenal boss says fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry is interested in taking over at Bordeaux.

The Ligue 1 side suspended coach Gus Poyet last week for his comments on the club’s transfer dealings after the sale of striker Gaëtan Laborde to Montpellier.

“Yes, he (Henry) wants to do it; he is intelligent and he has the qualities,” Wenger, who is on an extended holiday in Corsica, told local newspaper Corse-Matin.

“The existential question that we always ask ourselves is whether we are ready to sacrifice our life for the coaching profession.”

Wenger ended his 22-year tenure at Arsenal in May. Henry, who played under Wenger at the North London club, became assistant coach of World Cup semifinalists Belgium in 2016.